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Coffee-Glazed Ham with Red Eye Gravy

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 2 hrs, 30 mins
Other time 10 mins
Yield 10 to 12 servings


  • 1 (8- to 10-lb.) bone-in, fully cooked smoked ham half
  • 2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 cups freshly brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Garnishes: fresh herbs, kumquats

How to Make It

  1. Remove skin from ham, if present, and trim fat to 1/4" thickness. Place ham in a lightly greased broiler pan. Combine sugar and hot coffee in a medium bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves; pour over ham.

  2. Bake at 350° for 2 1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 140°, basting every 20 minutes. Transfer ham from pan to a serving platter. Cover and keep warm. Pour drippings into a 4-cup glass measuring cup; let stand 10 minutes. Pour off and discard fat; stir cream into remaining drippings. Serve gravy with ham. Garnish platter, if desired.

Christmas with Southern Living 2008